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SUNYLA 2019: The Great Migration and the Challenge of Change

Onondaga Community College

June 12-14, 2019

Call for Proposals

Deadline for workshops and presentation: February 22, 2018

They say change can be good for you, and libraries are great at it. Over the last several years, SUNY libraries have encountered and addressed many changes. These include the “great migration” to Alma/Primo, the Information Literacy Framework, transitioning from print to online resources, etc. SUNYLA 2019 will focus on engaging and embracing the changes we will experience this year, while taking a look ahead at the ways library resources and services will transform our future.

We invite all SUNY and non-SUNY librarians and staff to submit proposals for pre-conference workshops and conference presentations in the following tracks:

·        Reference and Instruction

·        Cataloging and Technical Services

·        Archives and Special Collections

·        Systems and Technology

·        Collection Development

·        Public Services and Interlibrary Loan

·        Professional Development

·        Management and Leadership

·        Open Educational Resources

·        Scholarly Communication

If you are not sure which track your presentation would fit into, submit your proposal anyway and we will determine which track would best suit your idea.

Please submit proposals here: Call for Proposals.  If you are submitting proposals for multiple workshops or presentations, please fill out a separate form for each.

Deadline for workshop and presentation proposals: February 22, 2019

Pre-conference Workshops

               When?  Wednesday, June 12th

               Length of Time?  90 minutes


Conference Presentations

               When? Thursday, June 13th and Friday, June 14th

               Length of Time?  45 minutes

Questions?  Contact:  April Broughton, april.broughton@flcc.edu

For information on expense reimbursement, please refer to the Guidelines for the SUNYLA Annual Conference Expenses.

-> Mark your calendars and plan to meet up at the 2019 SUNYLA Conference <-

We look forward to seeing you all at SUNYLA 2019!

ACRL 2019 Lightening Talks

Inspire others with quick glimpses at your latest innovations, interesting ideas, and new technologies or services. The sky is the limit! Each five-minute Lightning Talk will require you to create a maximum of 20 slides that advance automatically every 15 seconds. Submit your 150-word proposal by Wednesday, January 16, 2019. It’s that quick and easy! The top proposals will be chosen by the ACRL 2019 Innovations Committee. Winners will be determined by popular vote.

ALCTS CaMMS Catalog Management Interest Group

The ALCTS CaMMS Catalog Management Interest Group seeks speakers to present at its meeting at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, WA, January 26, 2019, 1:00-2:30 pm in the Madison Ballroom of the Renaissance Seattle Hotel.

The Catalog Management Interest Group discusses the various issues involved in
cataloging, classification, authority control, and metadata application after
the initial cataloging has been performed, including its impact on discovery.
It provides a forum for exchanging information and discussing techniques, new
developments, and problems with managing the data integrity of library
catalogs and related discovery tools.

Presentation topics might include, but are certainly not limited to:

*       Digitizing special collections
— in-house digitized materials into vendors e-book platforms or
broader
— providing or improving access to digitized collections
*       Processes of updating existing records to reflect digital versions
*       Transforming existing records for use in a digital repository type of
environment
*       Customizing collections to enhance customer experience
*       ILS audit and assessment
*       Tricks for managing data
*       Training tips and tools
*       Library data curation/analysis
*       Power of library data and linked data success stories

Please email proposals by November 26, 2018, to the Co-Chairs, Vesselina
Stoytcheva at Vesselina.Stoytcheva@occ.treas.gov and Jeanette Sewell at
jeanette.sewell@rice.edu. In your proposal, please include the following:

*       Presentation title
*       Abstract: 150-300 words
*       Amount of time needed to make the presentation
*       Name(s) and position(s) of presenter(s)
*       Email address(es) of presenter(s)

We look forward to hearing from you!

Jeanette Sewell, Co-Chair
Vesselina Stoytcheva, Co-Chair
Dan Tam Do, Vice Co-Chair
Marina Morgan, Vice Co-Chair

ALCTS Metadata Interest Group Meeting on Metadata Automation – ALA Midwinter 2019

New technologies, collaborations, and ways of working have transformed metadata workflows. Have you implemented new tools to streamline your workflows? Are you experimenting with automated approaches to metadata creation? If so, we want to hear from you! Consider submitting your proposal for a 15 minute presentation at the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group session, followed by discussion.

Potential topics include:

  • Metadata automation workflows
  • Crowdsourcing metadata
  • Automated transcription
  • Automatic image recognition (e.g. facial/object recognition)

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Anne Washington (awashington@uh.edu) or Mingyan Li (mli5@uic.edu), ALCTS MIG Programming Co-Chairs.

Please fill out the submission form with your proposal abstract by Friday, November 16, 2018The Metadata Interest Group meeting will take place during the 2019 ALA Midwinter Conference in Seattle, WA on Sunday, January 27, 2019 8:30-10:00 am.

See this announcement on our blog: http://www.alcts.ala.org/metadatablog/2018/09/call-for-proposals-on-the-topic-of-linked-data-automation/

ALA ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group

The ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group seeks speakers to present at the ALA Midwinter Conference to be held in Seattle, WA on Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 from 3 to 4 p.m.

Full presentations that are accepted are asked to be about 15 minutes long and the accepted light presentations 5-10 minutes long. Audience questions and discussion after the presentations are encouraged. Below are the details:

Theme: Research on Cataloging and Classification and Its Applications within and beyond the Library

Topics include (but not limited to):

o   Classification, categorization and clustering in facilitating resource organization, description and retrieval;

o   Classification schemes, adapting or developing classification systems for describing and classifying digital documents in the library and the web;

o   Application of bibliographic classification principles in working with digital collections and metadata in institutional and digital repositories;

o   Ethical issues in subject analysis and biases in classification schemes, thesauri and other knowledge organization systems;

o   Thesauri in modern information retrieval and automatic text classification;

o   Collaboration with graduate students, faculty and researchers in digital humanities, science and other fields on data curation related projects on campus and beyond;

o   Transforming library bibliographic data from MARC to BIBFRAME, RDA and the Library Reference Model;

o   Communications between technical services, digital initiatives and public services;

o   Semantic web and LOD technologies in working with library data, and cataloger’s responsibilities in the linked data environment.

Please email proposals to the Co-Chairs by Wednesday, October 31, 2018. In your proposal, please include the following:

· Presentation title

· Abstract: 150-300 words

· Amount of time needed to make the presentation

· Names and positions of presenter(s)

· Email address(es) of presenter(s)

We look forward to hearing from you!

CCRIG Co-Chairs, 2018-2019

Sai Deng  sai.deng@ucf.edu

Becky Skeen  becky.skeen@usu.edu

CCRIG Co-Vice Chairs, 2018-2019

Amy B. Bailey  abbailey@indiana.edu

Jianying Shou  jianying.shou@duke.edu

The Future of Cataloging: RDA, Linked Data and More (online)

Metadata is going through a massive transformation. The RDA 3R project, BIBFRAME and other linked data standards are changing the way we provide access to information. How are these changes affecting the way you catalog?

Join Amigos Library Services and keynote speaker, Kathy Glennan, Chair-Elect of the RDA Steering Committee, by submitting a presentation sharing your experiences, ideas and innovations about the future of cataloging. Our online conference will take place on Thursday, November 8, 2018.

Suggested topics include:

  • RDA
    • The new RDA and its effect on your library’s cataloging practices
    • New RDA entities and elements
    • RDA recording methods
    • RDA relationships
    • RDA and Linked data
    • The RDA Toolkit 3R project
  • MARC
    • Adding linked data URLs to access points in preparation for BIBFRAME
    • Transitioning from MARC to BIBFRAME
    • Linked Data cataloging workflows
    • Changes to MARC Bibliographic and Authorities formats reflecting the new RDA
    • New practices in creating authorities (linked data URLs)
  • Schema.org and other ways to make library holdings appear in web search results
  • Cataloging nonbook formats, including, but not limited to audio recordings, video recordings, eBooks, and music.

If you can speak to one of these topics, or have another idea in mind, please submit your proposal (below) by September 14, 2018. Don’t worry if you’ve never presented online. It’s easy, and we are happy to train you and will provide technical support during your presentation.

For more information about this conference, contact Bill Walker, walker@amigos.org or 800-843-8482 ext. 2853.

ER&L 2019

ER&L 2019 will be held March 3-6, 2019 in Austin, Texas.

ER&L’s 2019 Call for Session Proposals is currently seeking 45-minute session proposals and 15-minute short talks for the 2019 conference in the following areas, with complete descriptions of each track available online athttp://www.electroniclibrarian.org/about/tracks/:
1. Managing e-Resources & Licensing
2. Collection Development & Assessment
3. Organizational Strategies
4. External Relationships
5. User Experience & Promotion
6. Scholarly Communication & Library Publishing
7. Emerging Technologies & Trends
8. Data Science & Libraries
Program Selection Criteria: The committee will evaluate each proposal on the basis of subject matter (including, but not limited to, the issues listed in the topic descriptions), clarity, and timeliness.
Sessions: The 45-minute session has been a part of ER&L since the beginning. Co-authorship and co-presenting is easily accommodated in this longer length format. Reduced rate registration is offered to accepted presenters.

Short talks: The 15-minute short talk session is a newer addition to the ER&L program. This format allows for ideas or initiates in progress to be presented without a full session length session. Similar short talk topics will be clustered. Due to the session length, this format readily accommodates single presenters, but co-authorship is welcome. Reduced rate registration is offered to accepted presenters.
* All presenters will be required to register for the conference at the discounted rate and are expected to attend the conference to make their presentation.
* Program sessions, workshops, short-talks and posters are to be for the purpose of communicating relevant content to librarians, publishers, and library vendors. They are not to be used as a marketing opportunity or to sell product or services. Companies interested in presenting a sponsored content session, please contact us at hello@electroniclibrarian.org.

Submission Deadline: September 24, 2018

Further information is available online at:

https://www.electroniclibrarian.org/conference-info/speaking-opps/

Please direct any questions to ER&L staff at: hello@electroniclibrarian.org.

ARLIS/NA Midstates

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

The Midstates Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) invites those engaged in work related to visual arts and information science to submit a proposal for a presentation at the annual Fall meeting on Friday, October 19th, 2018 in Indianapolis.  Submissions are welcomed in the following formats:

  • Presentations – a talk of 20 minutes, given by one or more presenter, with or without the use of visual aids
  • Lightening-round talks – a talk of 3-5 minutes, given by one presenter, with or without the use of visual aids; particularly suited for emerging trends
  • Poster presentations – a visual presentation in poster format about ongoing or completed projects; presenters may provide handouts and/or speak with viewers in an informal setting

Prospective presenters are encouraged to submit proposals on a variety of issues related to art, design, and visual culture, including:

  • book arts
  • cataloging issues
  • collaboration and partnerships across institutions
  • collection development
  • copyright and open access related to visual materials
  • critical librarianship
  • digital humanities
  • diversity and inclusion in the art library
  • information literacy for artists and art historians
  • museum librarianship
  • outreach to users
  • challenges in special collections
  • web archiving

Submission guidelines:

Submit an abstract of 300 words to Sarah Carter at saccarte@indiana.edu.  Specify your preferred presentation format (presentation, lightening round talk, poster presentation).

Submission deadline: Tuesday, September 18thFall meeting information:

Dates: Friday, October 19th, and Saturday, October 20th, 2018

Venue: Herron Art Library and IUPUI University Library

Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

About ARLIS/NA Midstates:

The Midstates Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America is a dynamic group of library and information professionals dedicated to art, architecture, design and visual resources. The chapter serves the region including Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa. Our members are art and architecture librarians, visual resources curators, museum professionals, archivists and special collections librarians, collectors and appreciators, book publishers and dealers, content providers, educators, artists, and students. The chapter meets twice a year, supporting our professional network, sharing information and visiting member institutions. We welcome all interested members of ARLIS/NA and all students enrolled in regional library and information science programs to become members of the Midstates Chapter. Participation in our meetings is open to all.

ALA Annual 2019 juried submissions

ALA Annual

Washington, DC

June 20-25, 2019

The submission site for juried programs at ALA Annual 2019 is now open. For information and deadlines, please refer to the release at http://www.ala.org/news/member-news/2018/06/2019-ala-annual-conference-program-proposals-are-now-open.

Direct Link to the submission site: https://www.conferenceabstracts.com/cfp2/login.asp?EventKey=SKJSWSLA

Updated Schedule:

  • Submission Site Opens: June 1, 2018
  • Submission Site Closes: August 31, 2018
  • Final Decisions: November 9, 2018
  • Schedule of Sessions Announced: December 5, 2018

 

Emerging Technologies, Evolving Professionals:Change Management Practices for Library Systems and Technologies

Upcoming LITA title (2019)

By Courtney McAllister
Submission Deadline: June 15, 2018
 
Decisions Announced: July 1, 2018
Do you have first-hand experience managing technology changes at a museum, archive, or public/academic/special/law/corporate/military/medical library? A technology change could be an intimidating project, like an ILS migration or makerspace launch, or something a bit more subtle, like introducing a new chat widget at the reference desk. Please consider submitting a brief write-up of your experience to enrich an upcoming LITA guide.
As we all know, library systems and technologies are evolving rapidly, but maintaining one’s technical skill set is not enough to successfully organize and implement change. Information professionals must also develop techniques that enable them to navigate the intricate interplay of human anxieties, perceptions, expectations, and mental models that accompany technological change. This guide is designed to equip new and seasoned practitioners with the strategies they need to master interpersonal and technical interdepencies.
“Notes from the Field” segments will integrate a diverse range of condensed case studies into the guide’s core chapters. These brief, first-hand experiences will address the following topics (please focus on either 1, 2, or 3):
1. The role of change agents in technology change. Specifically,
a) Your experience hiring a change agent to introduce or implement a technology change…
What was the catalyst for the change agent?
What traits did you look for in a prospective change agent?
How did other staff respond?
What worked/didn’t work?
Was the technology change successful?
If you started the process from scratch, what would do you differently?
b) Your experience fulfilling the role of a technology change agent…
How did other staff respond?
What strategies did you employ to adapt?
What worked/didn’t work?
Was the technology change successful?
If you started the process from scratch, what would you differently?
2. The role of assessment in technology change. Specifically,
What assessment strategies have worked/not worked for you.
What questions have you asked to guide your assessment of how technologies are operating within your organization?
How have you determined technology needs at your organization?
How have you evaluated potential technology changes?
3. Socializing technology changes among end users. Specifically,
How have you promoted or announced an upcoming technology change to end users?
How did you gather feedback?
How did you respond to user feedback?
What surprised you most about user reactions?
Please write a brief (1,000 words max) summary of your experience(s) with any ONE of the above topics, and submit for consideration by June 15, 2018
Please send an email with your submission and contact information to cmcallis@citadel.edu Use of the following subject line is strongly encouraged: LITA Case Study, YOUR NAME
Notification emails will be sent by July 1, 2018
Thank you very much!
Sincerely,
Courtney McAllister

CPT Courtney R. McAllister, MA, MLIS | Electronic Resources Librarian